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The future of Moodle

Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of Moodle, and leading the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project. His major goal for the future is to improve the quality of education by encouraging social constructionist and collaborative practices within online learning communities.

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IBL Studios Issues an Open Source Badging Platform

The open badges community continues to grow through the development and implementation of open source software. What distinguishes IBL’s platform is that it is a fully-functioning, badge-issuing open source code that will work with multiple providers, including learning management systems.   It is fully OBI-compliant, multi-language, and tested across platforms. IBL premiered this server in […]

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Gantry 5 RC1 Released

Gantry 5 is a complete, ground-up rewrite of the Gantry framework. Taking advantage of the latest Web technologies, Gantry 5 is built for the needs of tomorrow’s websites, today. We wanted to create a framework that benefited from years of user feedback we received from Gantry 1-4. By opening up our development process to the […]

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Open Source web conferencing software BigBlueButton v0.9.0 released!

Big Blue Button Interface

  I am very excited to see v0.9.0 released even though I have been running and testing it for many months now. Now that it supports running on current versions of Ubuntu and has an HTML5 client in the works this has developed into a powerful teaching resource. It even claims to be able to support […]

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Great changes in Etherpad-lite v1.5.5 release.

Etherpad-lite is an open source collaborative document editor written in Nodejs. I have mine using a MongoDB as the database and a whack load of plugins to improve formatting options. It runs standalone and is very simple to integrate into an LMS like Moodle or a Wordress blog. I have recently updated my instance from v1.5.0 […]

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The New Joomla 3.4 has Come Out with Some Noteworthy Features!!

Joomla 3.4 has thus brought many improvements by introducing new features, offering various benefits to users as well as developers. Other than these, there are many undiscovered benefits too, which you will come across while using this new version. Source: blog.semaphore-software.com See on Scoop.it – Just Joomla!

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Joomla! 3.4.1 Released

The 3.4 release introduces new features into the CMS such as improved front end module editing, decoupling of weblinks, composer integration, Google new reCaptcha and security improvements by implementing UploadShield code which can detect most malicious uploads by examining their filenames and file contents. Please note: Due to technical reasons we have had to disable […]

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Joomla Moodle Integration Guide – Super Moodle

Syncing the content of different management tools and features is one of the efficiencies that technology advancements bring and the Joomla Moodle integration is a perfect example. There are various ways in which integration can be achieved, although the most common involves a third party feature. Integration basically deals with creating an interface shared by […]

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Joomdle 1.0.1 released

“Joomdle – Seamlessly integrate Joomla with the leading Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle.” Change: + Added support for course summary files + Added support for badges + Added new option to Joomdlehooks plugin to choose event to use for SSO + Added new option to enable/disable welcome email on course purchases + Added support for […]

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Web Analytics for your ePortfolio

Web Analytics for your ePortfolio from matthieua Mahara offers basic statistics by default, but advanced reporting functionnality is not available. By using a separate tool that integrates well with Mahara, such as the open source Piwik, Mahara administrators can benefit from a multitude of insightful analytics reports. This presentation will showcase some examples of such […]

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